Anti-Virus Reports Beyond Compare has a Virus

If your virus scanner reports a copy of Beyond Compare downloaded from this web site is infected with a virus, it is a false positive. We scan every release of Beyond Compare using the scanning service at www.virustotal.com.  It scans with 67 different anti-virus products to make sure Beyond Compare is safe before we make it available for download.

Please report antivirus issues to Scooter Software via the email listed on our contact us page.

Latest False Positives

  • June 20, 2018 - Malwarebytes blocks access to www.scootersoftware.com, identifying it as category RiskWare.  See scan results from Virus Total.
  • June 18, 2018 - Sophos UTM 9 reports Beyond Compare 4.2.5 installer is infected with CXweb/OddDld-A.  See scan results from Virus Total.

History of False Positives

  • February 19, 2018 - Yandex reports Beyond Compare 4.2.4 installer is infected with Riskware.Unwanted.  See scan results from Virus Total.
  • November 6, 2017 - ClamAV reports Beyond Compare 4.1.6 files BCShellEx64.dll, Patch.exe, and PdfToText.exe are infected with Win.Trojan.Agent-5614799-0, Win.Trojan.Agent-5614801-0, and Win.Trojan.Agent-5614802-0.  See scan results from Virus Total for BCShellEx64.dll, Patch.exe, PdfToText.exe.
  • May 5, 2017 - Malwarebytes Premium reports Beyond Compare 4.2 executable bcompare.exe is infected with Malware.Ransom.Agent.Generic.  See scan results from Virus Total.
  • April 29, 2017 - Sophos UTM 9 reports Beyond Compare 4.2 installer is infected with CXweb/OddDld-A.  See scan results from Virus Total.
  • August 29, 2016 - Trend Micro OfficeScan blocks download of Beyond Compare 4.1.8 installer with message, "Malicious website blocked. Rating: Dangerous Verified fraud page or threat source."  See scan results from Virus Total.
  • August 22, 2016 - Trend Micro OfficeScan blocks download of Beyond Compare 4.1.7 installer with message, "Malicious website blocked. Rating: Dangerous Verified fraud page or threat source."  See scan results from Virus Total.
  • March 21, 2016 - Trend Micro OfficeScan blocks download of Beyond Compare 4.1.5 installer with message, "Malicious website blocked. Rating: Dangerous Verified fraud page or threat source."  See scan results from Virus Total.
  • September 25, 2015 - Sophos Web Protection reports Beyond Compare 4.1.1 installer is infected with CXweb/OddDld-A.  See scan results from Virus Total here.
  • February 13, 2015 - Norton Security (Symantec) reports Beyond Compare 3 installer is infected with WS.Reputation.1.  See scan results from Virus Total here.
  • June 16, 2014 - AT&T Internet Services Security Center reports Beyond Compare 3 installer as malware.  See scan results from Virus Total here.
  • January 27, 2014 - Ikarus Security Software reports Beyond Compare 4 beta installer (bcompare-4.0.0.17451.exe) is infected with Trojan.W32.Spy.  See scan results from Virus Total here.
  • January 15, 2014 - McAfee Gateway flags downloads of Beyond Compare 4 beta with the error message:
    URL: http://www.scootersoftware.com/BCompare-4.0.0.17451.exe
    Media Type: application/executable, application/x-inno-setup-installer
    Virus Name: McAfeeGW: Potentially Unwanted Program

    See scan results from VirusTotal here.
  • January, 10, 2012 - SonicWALL blocks downloads of Beyond Compare with the error message "This request is blocked by the SonicWALL Gateway Anti-Virus Service. Name: Kraddare.DB_2 (Adware)".  Beyond Compare 3.3.3's installer is reported clean in scan results from Virus Total here.  Until SonicWALL updates their virus definitions, you'll need to white list the link to download the installer.
  • December 2, 2009 - Avast reports Beyond Compare is infected with "Win32:Delf-MZG" or "Win32:Zbot-MKK" trojan.  Problem described in Avast's forum.  Fixed in current virus definitions.
  • December 5, 2008 - Authentium and AT&T Internet Security Suite report BCompareSetup is infected with "W32/FakeAV2008.E".
  • September 26, 2008 - Avast and GData Antivirus report BCompareSetup_080919.exe is infected with "Win32:Agent-ABUD".
  • September 22, 2008 - eTrust-Vet reports BCompareSetup_080919.exe is infected with "Win32/Adclicker.JO".
  • August 3, 2007 - F-Prot Antivirus and Authentium report BC2.exe is infected with "W32/MalwareHiderPatched-based!Maximus".
  • August 8, 2006 - eTrust Antivirus reports Beyond Compare's installer is infected with "Win32/Rbot.EQY!Worm".
  • April 20, 2006 - Symantec AntiVirus reported that Beyond Compare's installer is infected with AdwareSpy.

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